CANSail 1

CANSail 1 is targeted to beginners and provides the basics of safety and sailing. The course emphasizes sailing and safety fundamentals for individuals who either have some or no sailing experience.

Monday morning starts with the basics of sailing and rigging a boat. After instruction on the basic controls, balance and sitting position in the boat, students should find themselves on the water. Weather permitting this is generally on the first afternoon. Sailing is under the supervision of an instructor and, when deemed advisable, a competent adult will accompany a group on the first day. By Tuesday, sailors will be on the water by themselves (3 to a boat). The week is spent reinforcing safety habits including sailing in every direction relative to the wind. You will learn to tack, gybe, sail upwind and how to recover from a capsized sailboat

By the end of the course, teams should be able to sail with minimum input from our instructor.

Both CANSail 1 and 2 are offered to individuals aged 9 and higher. Flying Junior boats are used in both programs. Our programs assume 3 children to a boat (or 2 adults/boat) with one week of combined land/water training.


2 thoughts on “CANSail 1

  1. Karen Strang

    I could not find the cost of the courses. I have two grandchildren 13, 15 landlubbers who are interested in the course- beginner in middle of July

    1. johnonpender Post author

      Hi Karen.

      Thanks for your enquiry on Junior Sailing. The weekly rate is C$125 per sailor. This includes shoreline instruction, time on the boat (weather permitting pretty much every morning and afternoon except the Monday), course manual and registration with Sail Canada. We also supply the personal flotation device.

      We are very familiar with first timers and match them with a second level person to ease confidence levels.
      If you are interested, please call Anne Burdett and she will reserve the mid-July slots for you.

      All the best and hope to meet your grand kids.


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